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Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

The Statue of Liberty is New York's most iconic landmark and lines for the Liberty Island ferry can be long, especially in the afternoon. On this tour, save time with reserve access and enjoy a guided tour of Liberty Island. Visit the Pedestal Museum, climb to the top of the Pedestal for a stunning view of the NYC skyline, and enjoy free time on the island before returning to Manhattan.
  • Guaranteed access to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal: tickets are limited
  • Magnificent views of New York City from the Pedestal
  • Guided tour of Liberty Island plus free time to explore independently
  • Reserve access to the Liberty Island Ferry: skip the long ticket lines
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Professional and entertaining guide
Access to Liberty Island and Ellis Island (time permitting)
Ferry tickets to and from Liberty Island
Access to Pedestal and New Museum at Liberty Island
Gratuities
Guided tour of Ellis Island
Locker Fee on Liberty Island - $0.25
Crown access at the Statue of Liberty
Face mask available for a $1 fee.

Departure Point

Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park - Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA
Make your way to Battery Park and meet your guide at Castle Clinton, a historic fort that was once considered as a possible site for the Statue of Liberty. Board the ferry to Liberty Island, and learn about the history of the island and the statue, on a guided tour of the island.

Continue into the Pedestal Museum, which contains “flames” from Lady Liberty’s torch, as well as some of the statue’s original structure. Climb to the top of the pedestal for unmatched views of the New York City skyline, New York Harbor, and Liberty Island. Following the guided tour, enjoy time to visit the island on your own—there are places to purchase snacks, park benches with city views, and scenic walking trails. If time permits, the tour will also make a stop at Ellis Island before returning to Battery Park, where the tour concludes.

Please note: ferry lines and security wait times are much longer in the afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Castle Clinton National Monument
This is the meeting point for the tour. The guide will be in front of the Bookstore holding an orange flag.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
New York Harbor
Guests will have amazing views of the harbor and the Manhattan skyline from the ferry to and from Liberty Island.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Statue of Liberty
The majority of the tour will take place on Liberty Island with the exception of some time in Battery Park and transportation on the ferry.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Security screenings will take place prior to entering the ferry and pedestal at the statue. The Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screenings. All persons and property are subject to search.
  • Prohibited items: any weapons (self-defense or otherwise), locking blades, tools of any kind, large non-folding umbrellas, tripods, laptops, tablet keyboards, luggage, coolers, drones, basketballs, sewing kits, lighter fluid, and anything propelled by aerosol.
  • Backpacks, strollers, large items, & food and beverages must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island prior to entering the statue pedestal. These lockers are available for $0.25 per locker. This fee is NOT included in the tour price.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early as the tour starts on time. You will not be able to catch up to the tour if late
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Important: Wait times at the ferry and security lines during the afternoon are much longer. There is a possibility of missing Ellis Island due to timing and boat schedule in the afternoon.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst (formerly New York Tour1)

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour.

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amynewell
, Feb 2020
This really was a fabulous tour!! I had a friend visiting and wanted to go to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, but there weren’t any other ferry tickets left with other companies as it was the holidays. I really didn’t want a guided tour! Nevertheless, on a freezing and unbelievably rainy, dark day we had a superlative outing!! Our guide was most affable and brought it all to life in the most engaging way. Very grateful for a lovely, informative, and moving day. Thank you.
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Great family tour!
PapergirlANW
, Jan 2020
Our boys (4.5,7.5) really loved seeing the Statue of Liberty. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny and did a fabulous job!
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highlight of the trip!
hollywdstr
, Dec 2019
This was a great trip! my kids haven't stopped talking about it! Our tour guide, Nicola, was so very impressive!
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Cold Day at Statue of Liberty
ppaynezajac
, Dec 2019
We went the day after Thanksgiving, 11/29/19. We did the afternoon tour with Ibeth. She was an excellent tour guide - she was able to get us to both the Statue and Ellis Island. Good historical background and some good pictures at the Statue to explain how it came to the United States. The biggest issue is that if you take the afternoon tour, and it is busy (which is was very busy to get on to the ferry), then you will have very limited time to go to Ellis Island or look at the grounds around the Statue. Our tour guide did get us to both places before the ferry left, but it was very tight. DRESS WARMLY if you go in in the winter.
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Great way to see the statue!
jkmerch
, Nov 2019
A great way to see the Statue. Without the hassle of the lines, but with the guiding hand and entertaining stories of Ibeth, my son and I loved it. If we ever come back again, we would see it the exact same way.
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Statue Of Liberty Afternoon Tour
Kathleen L
, Nov 2019
This was an excellent tour. Nicola was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable, passionate and engaging in his delivery and interaction with the group. I highly recommend this tour.
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Review of Tim's small group statue of liberty tour.
MargretMorgan
, Nov 2019
Tim was wonderful. He was funny and gave us a lot of great info. He brought the history to life. We enjoyed our tour very much!
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V Good Tour
WFPoon
, Oct 2019
Very good tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island despite the rainy weather. Sara our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was both entertaining and informative with her stories and anecdotes during the tour. She was helpful and gave some useful tips for the tour and visiting in New York in general. Tour never felt rushed and there was plenty of time to explore the sights at our own pace. Would definitely recommend particularly if you can get Sara as your guide.
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Very Good trip
Yasser1981
, Oct 2019
Very good trip giving you all the details required and a must if you plan to visit the statue of liberty and the pedestal area. Our guide Jimmy was great and funny and very informative.
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Excellent Tour!
DocMulf
, Sep 2019
Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, kind, and funny! Highly recommend this tour! Our guide was right on time. He waited for any last minute guests to arrive and the process of going to the island was seamless.
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